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Impact Monitoring of Mineral Resources Exploitation

Objective

ImpactMin will develop new methods and a corresponding toolset for the environmental impact monitoring of mining operations using Earth Observations. Novel technology will be proposed for the combined use of satellite remote sensing, aerial lightweight measurements and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The proposed methods will be validated at four demonstration sites in Sweden, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Romania and Russia. The theoretical advancement in science and technology will be made public knowledge with the help of a free multimedia e-learning programme whereas the tools and foreground knowledge will be commercialised by the participating SMEs. The scientific challenge is to use remote sensing technologies to develop cost-effective, reliable and repeatable approaches for monitoring the impact of mining activities on the environment through time, in order to identify, predict and prevent potentially serious consequences for the natural and human environment. On the one hand it is of great importance that the amount of detail obtained from these data sources is sufficient to monitor relatively small changes through time. On the other hand it is essential that the methods used are sufficiently flexible to operate under different circumstances at acceptable cost. The composition of project partnership and the selection of demonstration sites correspond to European interests in both accessing strategic minerals needed for the European economy and the need to monitor and control environmental pollution from these sources.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIESLTD
Address
Zahony U 7
1031 Budapest
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 426 032
Administrative Contact
Peter Gyuris (Mr.)

Participants (10)

geosense
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 323 542
Address
Leertendijk 8
7683 SE Den Ham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Goossens (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 792
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 290 724
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tommy Bystedt (Mr.)
Photon d.o.o
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 225 698
Address
Put Plokita 9
21000 Split
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amer Smailbegovic (Dr.)
University of Mostar
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 94 560
Address
Trg Hrvatskih Velikana 1
88000 Mostar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivo Colak (Prof.)
STATE SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTION INSTITUTE OF MINERALOGY OF THE URAL BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 174 460
Address
Ilmen Reservation Park
456317 Miass Chelyabinsk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vsevolod Anffilogov (Prof.)
UNIVERSITATEA BABES BOLYAI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 167 648
Address
Mihail Kogalniceanu 1
400084 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Calin Baciu (Prof.)
MIZHNARODNA ASOCIACIA UKRAINSKII CENTR MENEDJMENTU ZEMLI TA RESURSIV
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 76 800
Address
Chokolivsky Boulevard
03186 Kyiv
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mariya Yurkiv (Ms.)
DMT GmbH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 138 536
Address
Am Tuv 1
45307 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Rams (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 349 032
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ils Reusen (Dr.)